February 12, 2016

Rindfleisch expected to cop plea deal

A former top aide Scott Walker aide is expected to cop a plea agreement rather than face trial next week on charges she worked on political campaigns while on the taxpayer dime. Prosecutors and attorneys for Kelly Rindfleisch are scheduled to meet for plea hearing Thursday afternoon.

Rindfleisch, 43, was the deputy chief-of-staff to Governor Walker when he was the Milwaukee County executive. She’s accused of doing campaign work for Walker’s gubernatorial run and for lieutenant governor candidate Brett Davis in 2010, during the hours she was supposed to be working for the county. Walker was subpoenaed to testify, as well as state Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch and 2010 Walker campaign manager Keith Gilkes.

Rindfleisch is among five former Walker associates charged as a result of an ongoing John Doe investigation. Kevin Kavanaugh is currently on trial for allegedly embezzling $42,000 from a program to help veterans groups. That trial started Monday and is expected to run through the end of the week.

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